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Ancient Warlocks are a relatively new band from Seattle, WA., with their first live show being in November of 2010. Their primary focus is the groove, more than anything, and all of the other ingredients are a response to that. The vocals, the guitar sounds, the whole band's sound, the riffing, all of it.
Ancient Warlocks are; Darren Chase - whose solid rhythm guitar work and punk flavored delivery of Fuzz drive the riffs; Aaron Krause - whose smoky vocal howl soars amongst his own blend of subtle lead guitar lines and swirling feedback psyche; Anthony ‘Oni’ Timm - a dynamic and energetic bassist with thick, rolling grooves that belie his noise rock influence; and Steve Jones - whose veteran status, behind both the drums and the recording console, give him invaluable insight into keeping heads nodding and bodies moving to the grooves.
Ancient Warlocks teamed up with Digital Warfare Records to release their 'Superwizard' 7" debut single in May of 2011. The "Superwizard" single is a limited edition pressing of 300 hand numbered copies of 7" vinyl with original cover artwork by Eric Pruyn hand silk screened in black onto one of three different color covers (White, Yellow, Olive). The single is also available as a digital download through the various links listed on this page.
During their first eighteen months, Ancient Warlocks have shared the stage with such bands as Mars Red Sky, Lord Dying, White Orange, Witchburn, Princess, Brokaw, Stone Axe, ZEKE, Tom Price Dessert Classic, Vaporland, VALIS, The Spittin' Cobras, Zero Down, Thee Emergency, Mico de Noche, Argonaut, Sleep Capsule, Radio Moscow, Antique Scream, Pouch, James Whiton, Premonition 13, Witch Mountain, The Hookers, Serial Hawk, He Who's Ox Is Gored, etc.
After honing their sound by playing live shows for slightly over a year, and writing additional material, the band has completed the recording, and is now re-mixing, the material for a full length album. They are currently talking with a couple of different labels about a possible release. Judging by the positive crowd responses that they have been getting, I have a feeling even bigger things are in store for Ancient Warlocks.
*Dan Beloit: Lead Guitar on 'Superwizard' 7", & 'Killer's Moon' Demo
*Justin Butrick: Bass on 'White Dwarf', 'Lion Storm', & 'Thunder Punch Elephant Kick' Demos